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Keeping summer alive ...

 

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Keeping summer alive ...

 

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Gerry, I can imagine you breaking out to the tune of Staying Alive in that outfit. nod[1].gif

post #28563 of 57202
Gerry, is the tie HC or Borrelli?
post #28564 of 57202
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Gerry, I can imagine you breaking out to the tune of Staying Alive in that outfit. nod%5B1%5D.gif

 

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk ...

 

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Gerry, is the tie HC or Borrelli?

 

jaypee, the tie is Henry Carter and the shirt is Borrelli.

post #28565 of 57202
Just had a quick squiz at the menswear section at Myer. Surprisingly, Country Road actually have a few reasonable offerings including a pretty nice peacoat for $300. Also they have 50% off a lot of Polo stuff. Worth a look if you are passing by.
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Last time I brought this up, I got shot down, this time I have more Armour.

 

Patrick Johnson must have a pretty substantial margin. He charges $225 for a pair of swimmers - no swimmers cost nearly that much to make. I can buy P Johnson branded Pocket Squares delivered from Shaya in London for substantially less than Patrick himself who is 20 minutes away from me. I bought some SWIMS loafers from a seller in the U.K for about 60% of the price that he was charging.

 

Are these margins just for his 'accessories' or are they also inclusive of his suits?

 

He has a beautiful lifestyle in the inner-city for someone that, Jason so eloquently put as, 'measures' people for a living (not a real tailor).

 

Maybe it is just customary for Australian retailers to demand more profit relative to the rest of the world? Although, I would have thought London would be just as expensive! So I guess you get a great suit, just at a very high premium to what you get elsewhere?

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post #28568 of 57202
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

With us sharing heights, weights, body temps and squat stats - we're one dick pic away from this becoming Grindr. Let's keep it together, Aussie Members.

you always crack me up

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Last time I brought this up, I got shot down, this time I have more Armour.

 

Patrick Johnson must have a pretty substantial margin. He charges $225 for a pair of swimmers - no swimmers cost nearly that much to make. I can buy P Johnson branded Pocket Squares delivered from Shaya in London for substantially less than Patrick himself who is 20 minutes away from me. I bought some SWIMS loafers from a seller in the U.K for about 60% of the price that he was charging.

 

Are these margins just for his 'accessories' or are they also inclusive of his suits?

 

He has a beautiful lifestyle in the inner-city for someone that, Jason so eloquently put as, 'measures' people for a living (not a real tailor).

 

Maybe it is just customary for Australian retailers to demand more profit relative to the rest of the world? Although, I would have thought London would be just as expensive! So I guess you get a great suit, just at a very high premium to what you get elsewhere?

im happy to do the shooting this time - someone pass me the gun...

 

The reason Australian retail pricing is higher is because 1) GST +10%, 2) inbound freight +5%  3) Customs +10% on clothing - so already you are looking at 27% (they stack) premium.

 

Also a small retailer wont have the volume or purchasing power or a large retailer in the UK

 

Either way - you are passing alot of judgement Michael...

post #28569 of 57202
I hope you dont get flamed for that post, because it interests me too

Like anything in Sydney, you can scour online and find it cheaper, but you more often than not pay for an experience.

In the industry of mens made to measure, its going to have an organic skew to a more affluent crowd. Firstly because they have more of suitable lifestyle for the product, and secondly because they can afford it.

Its the same as buying from Harrolds. I could find 99% of the product in that store cheaper, but I like the feeling of going in there and making the purchase, wearing it that night and having their service at my front door in the scenario of something f***ing up.

I would say there is a markup on suiting as well as accessories, but many (including myself) are willing to pay for it.

And you cant really blame the man, its a business after all.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Last time I brought this up, I got shot down, this time I have more Armour.

Patrick Johnson must have a pretty substantial margin. He charges $225 for a pair of swimmers - no swimmers cost nearly that much to make. I can buy P Johnson branded Pocket Squares delivered from Shaya in London for substantially less than Patrick himself who is 20 minutes away from me. I bought some SWIMS loafers from a seller in the U.K for about 60% of the price that he was charging.

Are these margins just for his 'accessories' or are they also inclusive of his suits?

He has a beautiful lifestyle in the inner-city for someone that, Jason so eloquently put as, 'measures' people for a living (not a real tailor).

Maybe it is just customary for Australian retailers to demand more profit relative to the rest of the world? Although, I would have thought London would be just as expensive! So I guess you get a great suit, just at a very high premium to what you get elsewhere?

You seem to present yourself to be a smart lad, so I assume that you have heard of consumer sovereignty; maybe you should exercise it in this case.
post #28571 of 57202
I don't know much about his business model but its not like there is a massive scene for savile row style sartorialism in Australia. I imagine his client base is niche/somewhat limited.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Last time I brought this up, I got shot down, this time I have more Armour.

Patrick Johnson must have a pretty substantial margin. He charges $225 for a pair of swimmers - no swimmers cost nearly that much to make. I can buy P Johnson branded Pocket Squares delivered from Shaya in London for substantially less than Patrick himself who is 20 minutes away from me. I bought some SWIMS loafers from a seller in the U.K for about 60% of the price that he was charging.

Are these margins just for his 'accessories' or are they also inclusive of his suits?

He has a beautiful lifestyle in the inner-city for someone that, Jason so eloquently put as, 'measures' people for a living (not a real tailor).

Maybe it is just customary for Australian retailers to demand more profit relative to the rest of the world? Although, I would have thought London would be just as expensive! So I guess you get a great suit, just at a very high premium to what you get elsewhere?

We've hashed and rehashed this issue many, many times on here. I don't disagree with you that some of PJs prices are eye-watering, but if you think he's raking in the cash for doing something simple, why doesn't he have competitors? Why don't you or I or someone else start a similar business and undercut him? Ultimately it's because we realise that what he does really isn't simple/trivial/easily replicated.
post #28573 of 57202
Why single Patrick out? Henry Bucks at full retail for a lot of items are a joke as well, as are Harrolds and McLeod's shoes to name a few more.
post #28574 of 57202
1) Here in Oz, $1500 - $1600 for a well fitting, well-made, hand-finished suit is very reasonable. Ask anyone who's played in this arena.

2) By the time you have a Drakes tie shipped over from the UK via courier, the cost is about $170. Pat charges about $150 to $155.

3) Don't know or care about the swimwear.
post #28575 of 57202
i wanted to buy one of those lobster or sardine can pins they had. i checked the prices from the source (in france) and they were more than at PJs. just saying...
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